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Claremont, Maiden hit the field

October 6, 2011

Claremont and Maiden officials yelled “batter up” on Tuesday to kick off an inaugural event aimed at increasing fellowship between the municipalities.

More than 40 staff members and elected officials played in the first annual Claremont v. Maiden softball game that night in an event officials say is less about competition and more about fun.

The game stemmed from a small idea between the municipal managers, but it grew to something bigger, said Maiden Town Manager Todd Herms.

Police raid nets drugs, guns and cash

October 6, 2011

Police raided two Newton homes on Thursday and found drugs, guns and more than $1,000 in cash. Authorities arrested one man in the busts and are looking for another.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office worked with Lincoln County and Hickory police to serve warrants at two residences on Rhoney School Road.

City energizes efficient residents

October 6, 2011

Wayne Searles received a gift from the city of Newton on Thursday.
The gift even promises to help Searles save money.

Representatives from the city and ElectriCities delivered an energy-efficiency kit to Searles and his family at their home in east Newton.

"We want to help you get that power bill down," Newton Mayor Robert Mullinax said. "And if you ever have any questions, just give us a call."

Newton plugs in

October 6, 2011

Harold Duckworth electrified the minds of Startown Elementary School children Thursday.

The faces of Ahna Smith, Taylor Melkner and Leng Khang lit up as Duckworth raised the bucket on a city of Newton power truck.

"That thing was awesome when it went up," said 5-year-old Cody Lutz, pointing into the sky.

Cody's peers agreed. Dozens of children waved to Duckworth and said goodbye as he raised the bucket. Duckworth waved back and smiled.

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